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by CharonPDX
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Speed Limiter
Replies: 18
Views: 20447

Re: Speed Limiter

The only downsides - and what I see as one of the major stumbling blocks for self-driving vehicles - are suddenly changing and/or variable speed limits. Specifically school zones. Around me, there are a couple places where the "regular" speed limit is 45 MPH, and 20 MPH in school zones. But it's onl...
by CharonPDX
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Re: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?

Around here, DC rapid charging has improved tons just in the last 12-18 months. When I bought my i3 REx in mid 2018, I couldn't take many reasonable usual-for-me "nearby road trips" (trips of 150-200 miles) without using the REx. Now I can take all of those same trips just fine. And this is on a 201...
by CharonPDX
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Re: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!

The problem with the i3 is that it isn't easy to get to a place you can see all that, unlike "conventional" vehicles where you just pop the front hood and look where the ICE would be.
by CharonPDX
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Headlights coming on by themselves
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: Headlights coming on by themselves

I know that when I bought my 2015, Connect was still connected to the previous owner somehow. We would occasionally get "appointment reminders" for appointments that definitely weren't ours.
by CharonPDX
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Headlights coming on by themselves
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: Headlights coming on by themselves

I regularly have the key fob accidentally trigger buttons in my pocket. As jadnashuanh suggests, try leaving your keys on a counter or something to make sure it's not that.
by CharonPDX
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: What's the least and most range per full charge 60ah,94ah,120ah
Replies: 13
Views: 3636

Re: What's the least and most range per full charge 60ah,94ah,120ah

My best in my 60Ah REx was 202 miles combined:

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by CharonPDX
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: What's Your Default Driving Mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: What's Your Default Driving Mode?

Yep - ECO PRO.
by CharonPDX
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dealer trying to charge me $900+ for "DAMAGED CHARGER CABLE HOOK"
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Dealer trying to charge me $900+ for "DAMAGED CHARGER CABLE HOOK"

Hadn't even thought of 'picking' the solenoid, which is funny, because I enjoy lock picking and have a decent set of picks!

I'll bug them about it being a known issue - is there a technical bulletin or whatever BMW calls it for it that you know of? I can't find any under "i3 charge solenoid"
by CharonPDX
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dealer trying to charge me $900+ for "DAMAGED CHARGER CABLE HOOK"
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Dealer trying to charge me $900+ for "DAMAGED CHARGER CABLE HOOK"

My i3 has been having issues with the charge port recently - the vehicle hasn't been releasing charge plugs from the socket reliably. Lock/unlock a few times, wait half a minute to about 5 minutes before it finally releases the connector. Then this morning, not only that, but all the warning lights ...
by CharonPDX
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Longest electric-only trip for me so far.
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

Re: Longest electric-only trip for me so far.

Made the drive back today. Decided to go the "faster" route, which (I thought) would absolutely REQUIRE the REx to be used. The city I was in has no quick chargers, and the route I was taking had me driving 125 miles over a mountain range to the first rapid charger along that route. Here's the deart...

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